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  1. There is NW Hydrofracing in nine mile falls which...

    There is NW Hydrofracing in nine mile falls which is in the Spokane area. Fogle pump also fracks wells, they are in colville, wa, I also called the Washinton State Groundwater Assn office in...
  2. Was your driller Denny Martell? I know he passed...

    Was your driller Denny Martell? I know he passed away recently and was based in the San Juan's. It's safe to assume that being in washington it is a 6" well. I can give you the names of a couple...
  3. Valveman, I agree that an airline is the least...

    Valveman, I agree that an airline is the least expensive way to monitor the water level in a well. 1/4" poly tubing only costs 10-15 cents per foot. However it HAS to be installed with the pump. ...
  4. I think that one of the best investments that you...

    I think that one of the best investments that you could make would be a water level meter. I prefer the sonic water level meters so you don't have to lower a probe down the well and back up again. ...
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    Not me. But I'm hoping to qualify for Aruba next...

    Not me. But I'm hoping to qualify for Aruba next year.
  6. Ok you have a 4" PVC cased well with a total...

    Ok you have a 4" PVC cased well with a total depth of 151 ft. The bottom 40 ft of casing is slotted or perforated from 111.to 151 ft. The swl is 117 ft. A 1 hp 10 gpm pump is set at 146 ft. When...
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    First thoughts are the seal on the outside of...

    First thoughts are the seal on the outside of your casing has failed and surface water is entering your well. Probably from the "couple of inches of rain today".

    Is there rainwater ponding around...
  8. The pressure tank does not have a "design"...

    The pressure tank does not have a "design" pressure. It is precharged at the factory, but the pressure needs to be adjusted when it is installed. The precharge needs to be 2 to 4 psi LESS than the...
  9. Yes it's great news that you have a well that...

    Yes it's great news that you have a well that will produce plenty of water.

    Now for the bad news that your driller SHOULD have informed you. Just because the water is there, does mean you have...
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    Calcium is usually a hard mineral deposit that...

    Calcium is usually a hard mineral deposit that has no visible crystalline structure and I've never seen it as filaments. If it's plastic material, the impellers and or diffusers in the pump are self...
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    It's what craigpump said. The problem is in the...

    It's what craigpump said. The problem is in the well, either a leaking check valve or a hole or split in the drop pipe. Pull the pump.
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    I haven't used the Lakos separators on small 4"...

    I haven't used the Lakos separators on small 4" submersible pumps, but I have used them on large lineshaft turbines. Typically the sand will accumulate to a certain level in the well and then the...
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    Is your sediment magnetic? You mentioned low ph....

    Is your sediment magnetic? You mentioned low ph. You have a possibility of galvanic corrosion. Dry some sediment, them place it on a paper towel. Place a magnet under the paper towel. Move the...
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    Ok. I'll look up rob while I'm in Vegas. Are you...

    Ok. I'll look up rob while I'm in Vegas. Are you going to have a booth at the Pacific Northwest groundwater expo in march?
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    I was hoping to sit down with somebody from...

    I was hoping to sit down with somebody from cyclestop and go over designing deep set submersibles. So far I've only used the cycle stop on above ground jet & centrifugal pumps.

    How well would a...
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    I'll be in Nashville next week for the...

    I'll be in Nashville next week for the convention. Las Vegas the next week for Preferred Pump's trip.
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    A distributor talked to me a couple of years ago...

    A distributor talked to me a couple of years ago about selling & installing the Lorentz pumps. They weren't interested in selling to a pump installer in the trade that was just going to install one....
  18. The grundfos distributor I use gives me the...

    The grundfos distributor I use gives me the option of a franklin or a grundfos motor with the grundfos pump end
  19. I pulled a submersible pump one time out of a 6"...

    I pulled a submersible pump one time out of a 6" well. It pulled easy for a couple of feet then started to pull hard. Then it got easier again. The pump ended up 42 ft deep. The bottom 15 ft was a...
  20. I used a wellmate hp series tank. You can google...

    I used a wellmate hp series tank. You can google them. Both Keller supply and Ferguson in Wasilla are distributors for wellmate. Flexcon also makes a composite tank that has an air volume valve...
  21. I used waterman 1" continuously acting air...

    I used waterman 1" continuously acting air reliefs. They are made to release air while under pressure. They retail in the $65 area. I purchased them from my local distributor 2M. They are now...
  22. I have one area where I drill that has flowing...

    I have one area where I drill that has flowing artesian wells, with an entrained gas. The wells have 3 to 6 psi at the surface and will flow 50 to 100 gpm. If the well is capped no gas enters the...
  23. Both the Yaskawa and Hitachi drives have this...

    Both the Yaskawa and Hitachi drives have this ability. I dont think the Franklin, grundfos, or Pentek drives have this ability. Both brand H and Y can be set up to run to meet demand up to full...
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